New interviews and reviews!

The Press page has been updated to include all the recent reviews of Last Chance To Hear. It’s always good fun to be reminded that not everyone in the world thinks exactly the same way about things as I do!

Also scattered on the web now are some interviews and podcasts I’ve been privileged to take part in. Here is a sample:

New Interview With Rael

 

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I was recently interviewed by Rael for the Prog Rock show on Voice FM in Ballarat.

We talked about all sorts of things, including my latest video and audio release, Dissected.

Courtesy of Rael, here’s the full interview!

Part 1 (Introduction)

Part 2 (Dissected, the 3-piece, Yes, Great & Terrible Potions, Two False Idols, new song arrangements, Chris Squire)

Part 3 (the studio, Dissected video, playing live, The Forbidden Show Of Mystery, CDs vs digital downloads)

Part 4 (Roger Dean, Captain Caper, No Specific Harm, Golden Band)

Part 5 (day jobs, new album, instrumentals vs vocals)

An Interview with Rael

Here now, in its barely-edited glory, is my recent interview with Rael from the Prog Rock show on Voice FM in Ballarat, Australia.

Huge thanks to Rael for the long chat and for featuring so many songs from both my albums on the show.

Listen below as we hit on such topics as dueling banjos, Star Wars, Barry Williams, cloth-eared nincompoops and English accents (in that order).

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New Interview – Music Web Express 3000

I recently was interviewed by Robert Silverstein from mwe3.com about the reissue of my first album, Two False Idols. It’s a terrific in-depth piece which gives away all sorts of dark and dirty secrets about the making of the album and how it evolved from a band project to a solo record.

Read on, if you dare.

New Interview – Yes Music Podcast

A couple of weeks ago I had the privilege of attending the Yes concert in Sydney, and I was recently interviewed for Yes Music Podcast about the experience! Fortunately I got to talk about Yes, and not myself.

You can listen to the podcast here.

Somehow in the interview I forgot to mention one of the funniest moments of the evening. During the meet-and-greet afterwards, a young girl handed poor Steve Howe a copy of the Trevor Rabin-era Talk CD to sign (yes, I find this sort of stuff funny). I could see Steve considering it for a moment, and then I think he must have decided it was best to make his fan happy.

One of the absolute highlights of my night was stalking asking Chris Squire to sign my Rickenbacker 4001 bass pickguard. I hate to think the guitar might be out of action now since I’m scared the autograph might rub off.

Press Updates

The Press page has been updated to include the latest reviews and news since the beginning of the year. Here’s a sample of some of the reviews:

Progressive Rock Central
Progmistress
Background Magazine
Powerplay
Music Waves (French)

And if you’re in the Netherlands, keep an eye out for issue 106 of the print magazine io Pages, which features a lengthy interview touching on topics like working solo, Roger Dean, Pink Floyd, and my thoughts on cover versions.

 

Review Roundup

Some more reviews of Great & Terrible Potions have popped up over the last few weeks. They’re all a good read!

JerryLucky.com (Canada)
Cosmos Music (France)
Classic Rock Society (UK)
Classic Rock Presents Prog (UK)
Progressive Area (France)
Babyblaue-Seiten (Germany)
Leicester Bangs (UK)
Get Ready To ROCK! (UK)
Dutch Progressive Rock Page (Holland)

And if you can, keep an eye out for the review in the new issue of Dutch print magazine iO Pages (#104). The one with Pink Floyd on the cover!

New interview for Yes Music Podcast

Early Wednesday morning (my time) I was interviewed by Kevin Mulryne for Yes Music Podcast. We had a nice chat about Great & Terrible Potions, Yes’s influence in my music and Roger Dean’s artwork. And of course he threw in a curly one towards the end about my thoughts on the current version of Yes without Jon Anderson and Rick Wakeman.

You can listen to the interview here.

And be sure to check out Kevin’s other episodes of Yes Music Podcast if you’re interested in an intelligent analysis of individual Yes albums.